My first batch of .357

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My first batch of .357

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From start to finish, I only screwed up one round! Now I need to research how to rescue a bullet that is seated WAY too deep.
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One of the hammer type kinetic bullet pullers will take care of that deep bullet just fine. It’s a tool every reloader should have. It’s more work than the collet die types, but it avoids most bullet damage and doesn’t require a collet for each size.
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Cool! I knew they were a thing but my experience had not yet got that far. I will look into one this weekend.
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SpaceRanger42 wrote:From start to finish, I only screwed up one round! Now I need to research how to rescue a bullet that is seated WAY too deep.
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I am wanting to get into reloading 38/357 as well but I am not sure where to start. What kind of equipment are you using?

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Good action. Shoot 'em up and make more. +1 bullet pullers.

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Congrats one your foray into the land of no return. .357 is also what got me into reloading. Now I'm casting and mining lead as well...

Kinetic pullers work but are boring. More fun to get yourself a Rossi carbine and use that as a "kinetic pusher". You can't blow up a Rossi carbine. (He he, famous last words, right?)
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Trailmix, if possible I'd recommend finding someone close to you who is already reloading and learn from them. There are a lot of safety details in reloading that can quickly be learned through doing. Best when you have someone telling you exactly what to do first then eventually watching over your own decisions about powder weights and selections, overall lengths, etc. Equipment is really the least important of your considerations.
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I watched a shit ton of videos on YT, then read two books cover to cover about reloading, watched another double dozen videos then sat with an acquaintance while he walked me through the process and coached me. I highly recommend sitting with someone as Bis said.
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When you get comfortable. Look at Dillon. I have had a 550 for 20 years. Loaded 500 rounds of 357 last night.


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